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Full calf leather binding. This book is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The leather has some ground-in dirt. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and a bit of edge nicking. The hinges are tender. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have dark toning to all edges. "Bancroft's library consisted of books, maps, and printed and manuscript documents, including a large number of narratives dictated to Bancroft or his assistants by pioneers, settlers, and statesmen. The indexing of the vast collection employed six persons for ten years. The library was moved in 1881 to a fireproof building and, in 1900, numbered about 45,000 volumes. He developed a plan to publish a history in 39 volumes of the entire Pacific coast region of North America, from Central America to Alaska. He employed collaborators for the preliminary work, revised it all, and wrote the most important chapters himself. In 1886, the publishing establishment of A. L. Bancroft & Company burned, and the sheets of seven volumes of the history he had written were destroyed. "
Title: History Of California Vol.xxi (Vol. IV: 1840-1845)
Publisher: Boulder, CO, A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers: 1886
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: A37129